A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7)
No heavy lifting required. Like a pleasant spring day. This one is a Miss Marple and a decent read. It also provides an unexpected and emotional denouement.
Here’s the kicker for me: I find it very quaint that the Br ...more
Ο επιθεωρητής Νηλ της Σκώτλαντ Γυαρντ και ο αρ ...more
A Pocket Full of Rye contains many of the very best elements of Agatha Christie: vivid and interesting characters, a great set-up, and the clever "gimmick" of three murders all being cleverly ...more
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose
Το μικρό μειονέκτημα μόνο… ότι η μις Μαρπλ δεν παρουσιάστηκε αρκετά μέσα στο έργο, αν και η λιγοστή παρουσία της στάθηκε ικανή για να δώσει πολλή τροφή για σκέψη στον επιθεωρητή Νηλ.
Even that inconspicuous museum guard. He probably did it. Don't think "Oh the guard never does it ...more
I enjoyed this book thoroughly and read it through in one rainy, cloudy, frigid winter Sunday - perfect! The local library has a beautiful collection of Christie books so I am able to indulge my current reading project of finishing Miss Marple in order and then Poirot - a muc ...more
Questa volta si trova coinvolta, quasi a metà romanzo, in un omicidio in cui misteriosamente la vittima aveva dei chicchi di segale in una tasca; da qui il titolo della edizione originale (A Pocket Full of Rye) stranamente convertito in italiano come Polvere negli occhi.
Una antica filastrocca sembra contenere la chiave per risolvere il caso; qui la versione originale con le segale (rye) ed i me ...more
THE FOLLOWING MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN SPOI ...more
You know, it was kind of fun when I was doing my mad end of year Agatha Christie tear, in hopes of finishing up all her books in 2008 (which BTW, I did not), but now that I am reviewing all those books I read, it is kind of a slog. I mean, Christie is a pretty good mystery writer, and it’s pretty amazing that she could write 80+ books with so few duds and so little repetition, but I am also running out things to say about them. This is a Marple book, and a pretty good one, with a nursery rhyme t ...more
كنت اعتقد ان جيب مليء بالحبوب واحدة من روايات اجاثا التي تتولى فيها شخصية خارجية (لا ماربل ولا بوارو) التحقيق ثم تفاجأت بان ماربل تظهر في منتصف القصة
من الصعب تقبل وجود محقق اخر يتوصل الى الحقائق مع العجوز الذكية لو كان المحقق نيل وحده او الانسة ماربل وحدها في هذه الرواية لكانت افضل بكثير
اللغز معقد كعادة الغاز اجاثا ويثير الحيرة بشدة ولكن اعتقد ان الحل في النهاية جاء مفاجئا م ...more
She writes in a way that even if the book is short, the scene is set and all the clues are hidden in plain sight (but, you only realise that at the end).
I was so surprised that the murderer was (view spoiler)[Lance (hide spoiler)]. Everytime I pick up an Agatha Christie book, I tell myself to suspect the least suspicious person. Then, the murderer ends up being someone that I never bothered to consider as a suspect. It's infuriating! But, that's what makes Christie novels ...more
"Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie"
Okay , When you pick up Agatha Christie's book, you start with a certain expectations.
Expecting Whirlpools in your mind, expecting your suspicious mind to waver from one suspect to another. And I bet, when you read this one, all those expectations will be fulfilled.
A murder happens in Office, which is linked to home, and series of murder follows, limiting to few , unlike the number of those happened in "And Then There Were None". The Investigating...more
Inilah karya Agatha Christie yang pertama saya baca. Karena tidak ada embel-embel serial apa dan seri ke berapanya, jadi agak sulit kalau mau membaca urut, hehe. Saya pun asal comot ketika membelinya, ternyata buku yang ini adalah buku ketujuh dari serial Miss Marple, seorang nenek yang taktik mengumpulkan informasinya begitu "halus" tapi tepat sasaran. Miss Marple terhubung dengan kasus i ...more
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Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t ...more
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'Yes, I do. Don't you think so?'
'I should say quite certainly,' said Miss Marple. 'Like young Ellis who married Marion Bates, the rich ironmonger's daughter. She was a very plain girl and absolutely besotted about him. However, it turned out quite well. People like young Ellis and this Gerald Wright are only really disagreeable when they've married a poor girl for love. They are so annoyed with themselves for doing it that they take it out of the girl. But if they marry a rich girl they continue to respect her.”